The Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the humane treatment of both domestic animals and wildlife found living on the New Brunswick campuses of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey as a result of abandonment, having become lost, or by birth to the aforementioned, and—in the case of wildlife—having become sick, injured, or displaced from their natural habitat.
We are a collaboration of Rutgers staff, faculty, students, and community volunteers. Scarlet Paws has made a long-term commitment to the welfare and well-being of these animals. Following the example of animal welfare groups organized at other colleges and universities (such as Stanford, Texas A&M, Towson, and Utah State University), we endeavor to promote community awareness of their condition, and to promote, educate, and encourage responsible and timely action by the Rutgers Community and appropriate personnel, toward their care, rescue, and placement into safe and appropriate environments.
Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network, Inc is a public charity exempt from Federal Income tax under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, and contributions to Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network, Inc are tax deductible.
Binky and Dinky (now Pippin and Shadow) have found their forever home!
(12/21/2014) Binky (above left, click for a larger picture) and Dinky (above right, click for a larger picture), two brothers who were rescued from the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University, have been adopted! These incredibly affectionate and playful kittens now go by the names of Pippin and Shadow. The brothers have joined a loving family that includes two dogs. Once Pippin and Shadow met their new canine siblings, they started kissing them! The dogs were astonished at first, but now enjoy being groomed by their little feline brothers.
Congratulations and Happy Holidays to Pippin, Shadow, and their new family!
Blackie (now Buckie) has been adopted!
(12/21/2014) Blackie (left; click for a larger picture), a sweet, energetic, curious, playful youngster, has found his forever home! Blackie has been adopted by a nice couple who are both Rutgers employees. His new name is Buckie, and he joins his new favorite playmate Bandit, a young female about the same age. Buckie and Bandit have been inseparable since meeting, and truly enjoy each other's company.
Please join us in congratulating little Buckie and his new family for finding each other just in time for the holidays!
UPDATE: Mr. Fox has been adopted; Oreo and Squeaky are looking for permanent homes!
(12/18/2014) Mr. Fox (upper left) has been adopted! His brothers Oreo and Squeaky (above middle and above right, respectively; click for larger pictures), who were recently rescued from Busch Campus at Rutgers University, are now in a nice foster home, and are looking for a permanent home. These sweet boys are about 11 weeks old.
Oreo is a black-and-white tuxedo kitten, and Squeaky is grey and white. These kittens are voracious eaters, use their litter box, and enjoy playing with toys. Most of all, they love to be held! In fact, Squeaky will meow at you until you pick him up. The kittens will purr while being held.
These kittens have been neutered and have received their first distemper shot. They will receive their rabies shots as soon as they are old enough.
If you are interested in adopting Oreo and/or Squeaky, please contact us!
Boomer, BC, and BG are all looking for a home!
(12/10/2014) Boomer, BG, and BC are sibling kittens who are looking for their forever homes! They were rescued from the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University.
Boomer (at right and lower left) and BG (lower right) are boys, and BC (lower left, with Boomer at far left) is a girl. These black kittens are about 13 weeks old, and look almost exactly alike. They also like to explore and play with all sorts of cat toys! They are a lot of fun to watch, and they love to be held and have their bellies rubbed. They start purring like wild when you start petting them. They love to cuddle up too!
All three kittens have been spayed or neutered, and vaccinated for rabies and distemper. They are all negative for Fiv/Felv.
You can meet and play with Boomer, BC and BG at Animal Health Care of Marlboro (AHC), located at 299 Route 9 South (at Union Hill Road), Englishtown, NJ 07726 (Telephone: 732-972-3201).
If you are interested in adopting Boomer, BC, and/or BG, please contact us!
North Brunswick Humane Association provides generous 2014-2015 Spay/Neuter grant to Scarlet Paws
(12/09/2014) Scarlet Paws extends thanks to the North Brunswick Humane Association for their continued support and generosity during this 2014-2015 year. We are most grateful for the donation of a $1,000 subsidy towards Spay/Neuter.
Learn more about North Brunswick Humane Association at their website.
Misha (now JB) has been adopted!
(11/26/2014) Misha (left, click for a larger picture) has found his forever home, just in time for the holidays! This sweet, playful, affectionate black kitten was rescued from Rutgers' Douglass Campus during summer 2014. Misha (now JB) has been adopted by a couple who are both veterinarians! He also joins a home where he has three cats for adopted siblings. From what we hear, JB has already made friends with two of the cats, and is working on winning over the third.
Congratulations to JB and his new family!
Support Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network by ordering your pet food, treats and supplies at Chewy.com!
(11/9/2014) Order your pet food, treats and supplies at Chewy.com and Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network will get a $20 donation! Thanks for taking advantage of this special opportunity to support our organization.
Piper and Prue are looking for a home together!
(10/4/2014) Please consider adopting Prue (right, at top) and Piper (right, at bottom; click for a larger image), two beautiful "tiger" tabby kittens rescued from Busch Campus in June! These pretty girls are about 6 months old.
Prue, the striped one, is playful, active and vocal. She likes to be petted, though sometimes squirms when being held.
Piper, the darker one, is calmer and quieter than Prue, and likes to be both petted and held. She is becoming friendlier and sweeter by the day!
Piper and Prue have been spayed, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, and tested negative for Fiv/Felv.
You can meet and play with Piper and Prue at Animal Health Care of Marlboro (AHC), located at 299 Route 9 South (at Union Hill Road), Englishtown, NJ 07726 (Telephone: 732-972-3201).
Because these girls are so close, we are hoping they can be adopted together.
If you are interested in adopting Piper and Prue, please contact us!
Click the below pictures to see larger images of Piper and Prue:
Zack loves Tuxie! They are looking for a foster or permanent home.
(7/26/2014) Zack and Tuxie (above, click for a larger image) are two cats rescued from College Avenue Campus, who are seeking adoption or foster care.
Tuxie is a large Black & White Tuxedo female rescued from College Avenue Campus in Fall 2013. Approximately 2 years old now, Tuxie has been spayed, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, and is negative for FIV/Feleuk.
Tuxie has been overcoming her shyness of people and now is very vocal for attention with her foster adult. She loves to be petted on her head and chin, flops down on her side to stretch happily, and is ready for the next step of being fostered or adopted by an adult who is an experienced cat socializer. She would make ideal companion for adult(s) who live in a small apartment so she can race around when she gets the "crazies" and satisfy her great curiosity, but return easily to her safe home base spot.
Tuxie loves wet food, uses her litterbox, and loves to rub her face and body while standing on her tippy-toes. Tuxie would be ideal with an experienced cat-socializer as her next foster person or permanent care-giver.
Zack was rescued from College Ave Campus in New Brunswick in early June 2014. Zack has been neutered, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, and has tested negative for FIV/Feleuk.
Zack has blossomed into a playful, gentle curious youngster who LOVES the company of other friendly cats! Zack is still often shy with new people, so he would be ideal for a patient, understanding, and experienced cat owner who would be able to spend time learning to bond with him.
Zack enjoys scrambling after balls of paper thrown by his foster family. He loves to be pet and scratched on his head and chin, and flops down on his side like a rag doll when you oblige! With the right person and other cats to keep him company, he is ready to discover all the adventures that living safely indoors offers. He will come up to you when you offer his favorite foods - dry kitten chow and any canned food.
Zack loves Tuxie! If possible, it would be wonderful to adopt this pair together (though it is not required).
Prospective adopters will be asked to complete an application form (DOC | PDF), and sign an adoption contract if the application is approved. Our adoption fee for one cat is $100, or $150 for two cats together. The adoption fee helps cover our veterinary costs.
If you are interested in fostering or adopting Zack and/or Tuxie, please contact us!
Click the below pictures to see larger images of Tuxie (check back soon for pictures of Zack):
Alicia is looking for a foster home or permanent home!
(7/12/2014) Alicia (left; click for a larger image) is a young, elegant, fast-moving, beautiful female tabby rescued in the winter from College Avenue Campus. Approximately 1 year old, she has been neutered, vaccinated for rabies and distemper, and is negative for FIV/Feleuk. Alicia does not sit still for long, unless she is standing on your lap, pushing her face into your chin while purring. She burns energy leaping from place to place, galloping quickly and quietly as she makes her rounds! She loves dry food, loves to have her head, chin and back scratched and purrs if you oblige!
Alicia is nervous with other cats and swats/advances if they get too close to her. She would be ideal as single cat or with another cat who would respect her space. She would do well with responsible older children who would oblige her need for human contact and also recognize when she just wants to sleep instead!
If you are interested in adopting or fostering Alicia, please contact us!
Click the below pictures to see larger images of Alicia:
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Goldie is still looking for a home!
(10/13/2013; Updated 1/1/2014) Goldie (left; click picture for a larger image) is a sweet, friendly, gentle and loving one-eyed senior cat (13 years old). She is currently in foster care. Her previous owner was an elderly gentleman who was no longer able to care for her.
Goldie is an extraordinarily people-oriented cat who would be best suited for someone who spends a lot of time at home. She readily greets new people (both adults and responsible children) and loves to sit on someone's lap or rub around their legs. Goldie is also very vocal!
Please note that Goldie would prefer to be the single cat in a home, as she is aggressive towards other cats.
Goldie has been spayed and front de-clawed, has tested negative for FIV/Feline Leukemia, and is up to date on her Rabies and Distemper vaccinations.